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  1. EmCyte adipose lipoplasty harvesting system gains FDA clearance for neurosurgery, orthopedics

    The FDA cleared EmCyte's Progenikine Concentrating System for adipose lipoplasty for procedures in several specialties including neurosurgery and orthopedics. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 spine surgeons discuss strategies they're implementing in 2020

    Four spine and neurosurgeons outline initiatives they will be implementing to enhance their practice next year. By Alan Condon -
  3. RTI Surgical shakes up leadership team, adds former Alphatec CEO — 4 insights

    RTI Surgical Holdings made a pair of appointments to its leadership team, as the company works to redefine its image as a spine and original equipment manufacturer. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Vertos Medical concludes enrollment of study for lumbar spinal stenosis procedure

    Vertos Medical completed the enrollment of its nationwide study of its Mild procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis on Dec. 3. By Alan Condon -
  2. Cedars-Sinai receives $1M donation from Ray Charles Foundation for neurosurgery scholarship program

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai recently received a $1 million donation from the Ray Charles Foundation to develop a new neurosurgery scholarship program. By Alan Condon -
  3. Jury: Physicians not at fault for missed rare spine disease — 4 insights

    A federal jury said two physicians were not at fault after they failed to diagnose a man with a disease that affects 5 in 5 million people, which a lawsuit claimed led to missed treatment opportunities, Law.com reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Mayo neurosurgeon resident's 3D printing investment paying off for spine surgeon training

    A neurosurgeon resident at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is developing a 3D printing program to help train spine and neurosurgeons, reports 3D Print.com. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Smith+Nephew discloses completion of 1st procedures with new knee device

    The first procedures with Smith+Nephew's Journey II Unicompartmental Knee System were reported Dec. 3. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 Northwell hospitals, 7 orthopedic surgeons participate in robotics program for total joints

    New York City-based Northwell Health recently launched a robotics program for total joint replacements at four of its hospitals in Long Island, N.Y., reports The Island Now. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Frank Phillips: The meaningful steps for a successful spine practice in 2020

    Frank Phillips, MD, director of the section of minimally invasive spine surgery and the spine surgery division at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, outlines where his practice is headed over the next year. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. OrthoIndy's Dr. Dean Maar dies during home invasion

    Dean Maar, MD, a former vice president and board member of OrthoIndy, was shot and killed in his home last week, according to an RTV6 Indianapolis report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. RTI Surgical receives FDA clearance for spinal fixation device

    RTI Surgical received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Streamline MIS Spinal Fixation System on Dec. 2, reports Seeking Alpha. By Alan Condon -
  2. Spinal fusion devices market to hit $8.45B by 2026 — 4 takeaways

    The spinal fusion devices market is expected to reach $8.45 billion by 2026, according to a market report by Fortune Business Insights. By Alan Condon -
  3. NASS, The Spine Journal honor Indian research team for lumbar disc disease paper

    The spine research team at Ganga Hospital in India recently received the NASS Research Award 2019 for its paper on lumbar disc disease, reports The Hindu Times. By Alan Condon -
  4. North Carolina patient sues Medtronic over failed spinal fusion

    Medtronic is being sued by a man from North Carolina after an implanted pedicle screw allegedly broke and caused him to undergo revision surgery, reports The Times News. By Alan Condon -
  5. Neurosurgeon Dr. Muhammad Janjua joins Mercyhealth

    Janesville, Wis.-based Mercyhealth recently onboarded neurosurgeon Muhammad Janjua, MD, reports The Rockford Register Star. By Alan Condon -
  6. Spine-focused Altair Health opens new location — 4 things to know

    Morristown, N.J.-based Altair Health recently opened a new location in Bridgewater, N.J., reports Central Jersey. By Alan Condon -
  7. Mayo Clinic exploring spine-facing stem cell therapy — 5 insights

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is in the midst of analyzing a stem cell therapy for spine injuries, the Minneapolis StarTribune reports. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Cleveland Clinic appoints Dr. Thomas Mroz as chair of its Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute

    Spine surgeon Thomas Mroz, MD, was appointed chair of the Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic, effective Jan. 1, 2020. By Alan Condon -
  9. South Dakota center hires Dr. Mark Harlow as CMO

    Orthopedic surgeon Mark Harlow, MD, was recently appointed CMO of Oyate Health Center in Rapid City, S.D., reports the Rapid City Journal. By Alan Condon -

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